Teacher Review For Paper by FiftyThree

Perfect Interactive "Dry Erase" Board for iPad

Joel S.
Technology coordinator
Village East Community Elementary School
Aurora, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use Paper by 53 as an electronic "Dry Erase Board" where students can write with their fingers and hold up answers to teacher-led lessons. It's also useful to help provide a tactile experience with writing for students with fine motor difficulty. By allowing students to write on an iPad with their fingers, and easily go backwards to erase mistakes, it becomes an engaging way for teachers to lead whole group lessons (i.e. spelling practice, show math problems, draw sketches and pictures from books) or as independent practice.
My Take
I have installed this app on all 200 iPads in our building. Teachers no longer need dry erase boards, markers, and socks to wipe their slates clean. Now it's all done electronically and serves the exact same purpose, with a 21st century twist. The ease of use and simply interface makes this a winner and kids LOVE IT!!